KGO-TV finally made official what I told you back in October. Ladies and gents, we have the new ABC7 Morning Show beginning Monday.
Gone are Eric Thomas and Kristen Sze--they've been moved --Sze will anchor the 11 AM news and co-anchor the 5PM newscast. Thomas will anchor weekends.
New to the new morning show are recent hires Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves. They will begin anchoring the new show this Monday.
I'm told by a KGO source the morning program (which will supplement the network's "Good Morning America") will be "radically different" than traditional morning shows. Interpret that as you will.
Expect a lot of emphasis on traffic and weather --that's not so special but I'm hearing the producer and staff will experiment with reporters on the roads delivering "on-demand" traffic, among some of the new features. There's some mystery to the other effects. This could either be the start of something new and refreshing or something that could be a total disaster. We'll have to wait and see.
Another thing to keep in mind is the timing of the debut --Christmas Week is a notoriously slow week for commerce, including local TV News. So this "dry run", I'm betting, is a good time to work out the kinks of the new show if they occur and occur they most surely will.
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